• James E. Strohl, Ed.D.

    Email @ jimstrohl@gmail.com
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    • Doctoral degree, Lehigh University
    • Licensed psychologist, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    • 39 years experience teaching, counseling, supervising. and writing.
    • Certified Practitioner, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
    • Level II Clinician, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
    • Educational Specialist I, Secondary School Guidance, Commonwealth of PA
    • Focusing Certifying Coordinator & Certified Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist/Trainer
    • Adjunct professor of Clinical & Counseling Psychology at Chestnut Hill College, 1996-2014
    • Private Practice for adults and couples in Bethlehem, PA since 1977

    I have 39 years of professional experience as a psychodynamic, humanistic, and transpersonal teacher, supervisor, counselor, and coach.  I have worked in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, community clinics, public schools, retirement communities, universities, and colleges.

    My personal and professional lives are guided by the belief that there is a source of unlimited knowledge within each of us that provides us with the capacity to solve problems and achieve fulfillment, joy, and peace.  For most people this “inner knowing” is blocked by guilt, fears, doubts, and irrational beliefs.  I value self-responsibility, self-acceptance, and forgiveness as foundations for leading a happy life; and I believe that a safe, supportive environment promotes the development of these characteristics and permits greater access to our true self where our inner knowing resides.

    Believing in the healing power of honesty, truth, and respect, I advocate that developing an attitude of love, forgiveness, openness, and acceptance toward ourselves and others maximizes our growth-seeking efforts and serves as a prerequisite for developing our sense of meaning and happiness.  My professional work is grounded in a profound commitment to respecting individual differences, helping others access and honor their moment-to-moment experiencing, and empowering others to follow their deepest truth to the best of their ability.